I just came across a press release from Tuesday that announces Flickr API integration for the microstock agency 123RF. According to the release photographers now can push images to 123RF for review and upload them for sale via Flickr.
While photosharing sites like Zooomr languish through their troubled Mark III release (which reportedly includes the ability to sell stock) others are starting to take advantage of Flickr’s API. This is the first I’ve seen of an agency tapping Flickr’s API, but its not to say that there aren’t others.
Personally I think it’s unfortunate that the first photo sales site that I’ve seen to take advantage of Flickr’s pool of images is a microstock agency. This bodes poorly for up and coming photographers who won’t know the difference between Royalty Free stock and Rights Managed stock.
I’ve now confirmed that 123RF had their API Key revoked by Flickr
123RF unplugged from Flickr – abouttheimage.com
[tags]photography, digital photography, stock, stock photo, royalty free, rights managed, Flickr, API, Zooomr[/tags]